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Volvo is among the leaders in autonomous vehicle technology thanks in large part to their partnership with NVidia. The Swedish auto manufacturer recently announced that their Drive Me autonomous-car pilot program will feature 100 Volvo XC90 models with NVidia Drive PX 2 as their computer platform.

The supercomputer from NVidia is renowned in its industry for high-performance, and responsive design, just like Volvo sedans, crossovers, and SUVs are recognized in the automotive world. The platform uses deep learning to navigate the complexities and intricacies of driving. The testing will begin on roads around Gothenburg, Sweden, but autonomous vehicles could make their way to the St. Louis area as soon as 2020. Volvo has stated publicly that their goal is have no one seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo by the year 2020, and autonomous vehicles powered by NVidia PX2 supercomputers are a key aspect of their philosophy.

The goal for NVidia is to have their computers recognize objects in their environment, anticipate potential hazards, and have the vehicle react quicker than a human driver is capable of. Volvo has a long way to go to have a workable autonomous car, but NVidia PX2 computers are capable of the same processing power as 150 MacBooks Pros, and are capable of interpreting data from multiple sensors in real time. This partnership is one of the first steps towards creating an autonomous car capable of providing better reactions than a human driver.

Do you have questions about the current safety technology available on Volvo sedans, crossovers, and SUVs? Contact the team at our St. Louis area Volvo dealership to learn more about current safety systems.

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